From Outdated Kitchen to Colorful Spanish-Style Cocina

The House Crashers team gives a bland outdated kitchen a colorful and lively Spanish-inspired makeover.
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Before: Washed-Out in Wood

This uninspiring kitchen looks like it's straight from the 1970s with wood-paneled walls, old-fashioned cabinets, outdated appliances and a neutral color scheme. Plus, the bulky cabinet overhang above the bar makes entertaining and interacting with people virtually impossible.

Before: Too Neutral

The exposed brick wall is the most stunning feature in the kitchen, but it feels mismatched and out of place, thanks to its uninspiring surroundings.

After: Mediterranean Feel

Everything in the kitchen was gutted, from the cabinets and floors to the appliances and paneling. The homeowners said goodbye to their bland kitchen and welcomed a rustic Spanish-style space ideal for entertaining and cooking everyday meals.

After: Spanish Influence

One of the most noticeable transformations to the kitchen was the change in cabinetry. Custom knotty alder cabinets deliver a sophisticated yet rustic feel that nicely represents the overall Spanish design.

After: Proper Lighting

Brand-new stainless steel appliances give the kitchen the 21st-century update it needed. The dim, unflattering light fixtures were replaced with Old World-inspired lantern chandeliers to enhance the space and create a more lively atmosphere.

After: Cozy for Cooking

Sleek blue countertops, terra-cotta tile flooring and pale yellow walls help create a warm and inviting kitchen environment. The oversized table was replaced with an elegant bistro set perfectly proportioned for the kitchen's corner dining area right beside the bar.